Bambi Painting (Walt Disney, 1940). Arthur "Art" Riley (1911 - 1998) joined the Walt Disney Studios as a background painter in 1938, a job he held for over 30 years. His work can be seen in Pinocchio, Bambi, Fantasia, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, and so much more. He also was part of the background team on Bambi. This is a beautiful Art Riley original painting in gouache on illustration board measuring 12.5" x 10.5". It is hand-signed by the artist in bottom right corner and stamped on back "The Estate of Art Riley." This is a stunning Art Riley original. Minor handling and edge wear. Some tape on border. Overall condition is Very Good.
After leaving Disney, Riley went on to become a fine artist in his own right, known for his scenic watercolors. He toured the world with exhibit of his fine works both from his days at Disney and his personal paintings which gained acclaim on their own. The incredible skill displayed in this painting shows the caliber of the artists working at Disney studios in the Golden Age of Animation.
Certificate of Authenticity from The Cricket Gallery.